All posts by Jane Ryan

Dr. Mandi Murtaugh

Community of Healers Continued: Dr. Mandi Murtaugh, PT, DPT

Every sex therapist knows that having a skilled pelvic floor physical therapist in your community circle is key to providing quality care. I am lucky enough to have Dr. Mandi Murtaugh in my circle. Over the last few years,  I have encouraged many of my clients struggling with pelvic pain, especially pain with intercourse, to […]

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cultivating-erotic-freedom

Cultivating Erotic Freedom: Healing from Purity Culture and Sexual Shame

Cultivating erotic freedom is potent medicine for all humans. It is the portal that opens us to our creative potential and unique gifts. For many of us, raised in Western culture, the idea of erotic freedom is elusive, confusing, and anxiety-provoking. We long to feel free and joyful in our body and our sexual expression, […]

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Hunter Clark – Ryan Couples Therapy Gig Harbor, WA

Coaching Services Now available!

Coaching services are now available at Ryan Therapy Services. Coaching is not therapy, but a whole different kind of help. It offers a context for people to clarify, identify and work toward reaching their goals. Coaching helps clients take action and move closer to creating the life or relationship they desire. Since I am a […]

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Saralynn Etta

Matri Movement: A Place of Healing, Sanctuary and Wellness

Maitri Movement, is a place of healing, sanctuary, and wellness. Founded and created by Saralynn Etta, a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga and pilates instructor, her offerings are a beautiful combination of movement, meditation, and bodywork for the community of Gig Harbor, as well as all of Pierce and Kitsap counties. Maitri Movement supports […]

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Kelly Nebres Pilates by Kelly

A Community of Healers: Pilates by Kelly

In my first post featuring community healers and practitioners, I want to introduce Kelly Nebres, owner and creator of  Pilates by Kelly. Kelly is one of those people, who after working with her, you feel stronger, more at peace, more calm and more hopeful. Her gentle, encouraging, and affirming presence is a balm for one’s […]

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Stepping Into the River's Flow Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Stepping Into the River’s Flow

So much of my life has been accepting of and ruled by binary thinking. Either this or that, black or white, light or dark, good or bad, straight or gay, female or male, young or old, healthy or unhealthy. I realized how much I have been harmed by this rigid way of thinking. How this […]

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Memories of being a young mother Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Memories of Being a Young Mother

Memories of being a young mother: I gather the flour, yeast, salt, and honey. I find the old recipe book my aunt gave me years ago when I was newly married. I haven’t made bread in years. I feel a deep uncertainty settle upon me. “It’s only making bread”, I tell myself. Why such doubt […]

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The Four Roots of Wild Belonging Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

The Four Roots of Wild Belonging

We all want to belong. To have a soft place to land that holds us and protects us. A place that supports us, offers understanding, acceptance, and encourages us to thrive. A place in which we can be our truest, most authentic self, and experience unconditional love.  But in today’s world, true belonging is continuously […]

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4 Guided Meditations to Awaken Your Sexual Well-Being

4 Guided Meditations to Awaken Your Sexual Well-Being

Guided meditations can serve as a portal to awakening your sexual well-being. For many, creating sexual experiences consisting of pleasure, peace, ease, connection, joy, embodiment, and compassionate acceptance seem to be out of reach, impossible, or not realistic. Obstacles to creating sexual well-being are many. Some are: Painful past relationships and experiences Trauma Attachment wounds […]

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Winter The Wild-lands of Soul Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Winter: The Wild-lands of Soul

Winter calls the wild-lands of our soul to be held in its embrace. With its hushed colors and gray light, in the unfolding and enveloping stillness, the season invites us to root down into the core of our being. The wild-lands of winter lead us back to the wild-lands of our own soul through the […]

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